TOrrential thunderstorms in Italy set new precipitation records in Europe, with a colossal 740.6 mm (29 inches) of rain falling in just 12 hours over Rossiglione in Genoa on October 4. In another record, set 20 miles to the west, Cairo Montenotte received a 496mm deluge in just six hours.
Above-average temperatures, a humid Mediterranean air and a growing low pressure system favored the development of spectacular thunderstorms over large parts of Italy. The enormous amounts of precipitation caused landslides, damage to fields and blocked roads.
At least 14 people were killed and more than 1,000 homes damaged after Tropical Cyclone Shaheen hit parts of northeastern Oman on October 3. Shaheen brought 369mm of rain to Al-Khabora, including 200mm to Muscat, the capital of Oman.
Shaheen is the first cyclone to use this particular track since 1890. The clean-up is expected to cost $ 100 million (Â£ 73 million) after Shaheen caused storm surges, flooding, landslides and rockets. overflowing dams.
Typhoon Lionrock hit parts of the northern South China Sea on Saturday with heavy rains and high winds. Authorities in Hong Kong issued their third highest storm signal, No.8, at 6:40 a.m. local time, forcing the shutdown of transportation networks, offices and schools. Lionrock endured Storm Signal # 8 for 22 hours – the longest lasting since severe Tropical Storm Agnes in 1978.